Matt Miland Finishes 19th at Border Clash

This year was the 10th running of the Nike Border Clash, which features the top 40 runners from Washington and the top 40 runners from Oregon.  The race is held in Beaverton, Oregon on the Nike World Headquarters campus.  To qualify for this race, you have to finish in the top 10 of the 3A race at the state meet. 

Matt Miland ran an awesome race.  He went out hard and put himself in good position by avoiding the worst of the pack.  Then he just raced the people around him.  He ended up finishing 19th out of the 80 runners in the field.  Only two Oregon runners beat him.  One was the 5A state champion and the other was 3rd in the 4A state meet.  Washington runners were the top 14 places, and 18 of the top 20. 

Other Lindbergh runners to compete at the Border Clash meet were:  Habtamu Aregaw 1999 (25th place), Sam Ahlbeck 2003 (34th place), Sam Ahlbeck 2004 (11th place), Chris Miland 2005 (51st place), Trevor Thompson 2007 (62nd place), and Matt Miland 2008 (19th place).

Great Job Matt!

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Habtamu Aregaw


Habtamu Aregaw was a transfer from Kentlake HS. He came to Lindbergh already having establised himself as one of the top area and state runners. Habtamu was all-state, ran in the Nike Border Clash, a Lindbergh captain, and went on to run shortly for the University of Washington.


  • South Puget Sound North Division (2nd place 1996 as freshman, champion in 1997)
  • State meet (81st in 1996, 31st 1997, 11th place 1998, 9th in 1999 )
  • SeaKing District meet (2nd place 1998, 2nd place 1999)
  • Seamount League champion (1999)
  • Boys captain (1998, 1999)



Chris Miland to run at Nike Border Clash

Nike sponsors a cross country meet every year where the top runners from Oregon and Washington race. It is called the Nike Border Clash, and it is one of the coolest races you will ever see. A large cannon acts as the starting gun. A helicopter flies over head filming the entire race. Spectators can watch the race on huge TVs that are at various places on the course. Drummers walk along the course drumming in rhythm during the race. The course is run on the incredible Nike World Headquarters outside of Portland. It is quite an experience.

Based on his finish at the state meet, Chris was an alternate for this race. Yesterday, however, he received a phone call from Nike informing him that someone had to drop out, and that he was in.

The race is Sunday, November 20th. Good luck Chris!